The Knoxville city council will be voting Tuesday on change to current food truck rules. These rule changes will prohibit trucks from operating within 100 feet of a residential area. Sound simple right? Wrong! What this new rule will do is eliminate a popular food truck event that falls within this proposed food truck buffer. If there was a large outcry from the residents in the area, we could see the reason for the suggested change, however, that is not the case. The event promoters have gathered over 700 signatures from locals in support of the truck event. We’ll keep an eye on this vote and let you know if the politicians once again make changes that go against the will of their constituents.

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Casual Pint in Fountain City may have to end its popular partnership with local food trucks if Knoxville City Council members approve a proposed distance requirement.

Council members Tuesday will consider a 10-page ordinance regulating food trucks in the city, including a 100-foot distance requirement from residential properties.

“Our big concern was if this ordinance holds a required distance of 100 feet, we are not going to be able to offer this service to our customers who are in the neighborhood,” said Missy Brandon, who owns that location of the local franchise with her husband, Steve. “We feel like working with food trucks we have brought some excitement and more choices for our neighborhood.”

The Casual Pint sits in front of a condominium complex, where many of the residents are customers, Brandon told council members Thursday evening during a workshop on the proposed ordinance. She presented the council with a petition of 700 signatures from residents who are concerned the distance requirement would end food trucks at the business.

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